iOS 7.1 brings female voice to UK English Siri

iOS 7.1 has just been made available to developers as a beta, and early forays into the new release appear to suggest that Siri’s British variant will soon have a female voice.

Currently the British Siri is only available with a male voice, as of iOS 7.0.4, with no option to change this. However, users running the iOS 7.1 beta have found that there is now available a Voice Gender settings category when Siri is set to UK English, as confirmed by iDownloadblog.

iOS 7.1 Beta 3 (Siri language settings, UK 002)

It would seem then that the next version of iOS will allow British users to hear and interact with Siri in a female as well as a male voice. This feature is only currently available in US English, French and German. The introduction of male and female voices to Siri has remained a very exclusive feature, even though the technology is two years old. It’s probably safe to assume that the introduction of a female counterpart will be confined to UK English for now. However it’s still a nice addition to Apple’s awesome intelligent personal assistant.

Stay tuned to Today’s iPhone, where we’ll be bringing you a full list of new features in beta 4 later today!


Via: iDownloadBlog


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